Blackboard Portfolios

This document includes the following sections:

  1. Access Blackboard Portfolios
  2. Create a Portfolio
  3. Edit a Portfolio
  4. Preview and Customize a Portfolio
  5. Add Artifacts (even before creating a Portfolio)
  6. Submit Your Portfolio in Blackboard
  7. Share Your Portfolio with Anyone
  8. Comment on a Portfolio
  9. Download Your Portfolio
  10. Instructors Only: Create a Portfolio Assignment (“drop box”)

Blackboard Portfolios PowerPoint

Blackboard Learn Portfolios 05232023 Directions


Guide for Storing and Sharing Video Files and Voiceover PowerPoint Files

Video files and voiceover PowerPoint files are larger files that can take up a lot of space. Blackboard courses have a finite amount of space before the maximum is reached. Faculty and students can use this guide for alternatives to uploading a large file directly to Blackboard.

  • OneDrive (Office 365) is the recommended tool for students.
  • Panopto is the recommended tool for faculty (for video files and voiceover PPT files converted to video).
  • For fully online courses, faculty work with an instructional designer. Your instructional designer will work with you to determine the best method for storing and sharing video files.

Faculty: Use the space in your Blackboard course efficiently with the Content Collection.
Learn about the Blackboard Content Collection with this short video.

Guide for Faculty and Students

A downloadable version of this guide is at the bottom of this page.

Tool Description For large files, best used for: Help and Resources
  • Office 365/OneDrive is the recommended tool for students.
  • OneDrive is part of Office 365 that all faculty, staff and students can access.
  • Includes access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook email.

  • Videos: upload video files (ex: mp4, wmv files) to OneDrive then share the link in the Blackboard assignment.
  • Voiceover PowerPoint: Record using Zoom or convert .ppt or pptx file to a video, upload the video to OneDrive, then share the link with others.

Faculty may use OneDrive or Panopto.

For help, contact the IT Help Desk:
CUW:, 262-243-4357.

CUAA:, 734-995-7424.

  • Panopto use is primarily for faculty. Students will use Panopto only if their instructor has enabled a Panopto Assignment in their Blackboard course.
  • Panopto is a video capture technology.
  • Some classrooms are equipped with Panopto for live lecture capture.
  • Faculty can use their laptop to record screen capture or voice over PowerPoint.
  • Faculty can upload .mp4 video files recorded with other software such as Zoom.
  • If used in a Blackboard course, students can record a screen capture or voiceover PowerPoint in Panopto then upload directly to a Blackboard Assignment (“drop box”).

  • Record screen captures or voiceover PowerPoints directly in Panopto.
  • Upload Zoom recordings to Panopto for long term storage and sharing (more than 180 days).
  • Add a Panopto assignment in Blackboard if you want students to make a recording in Panopto as part of an assignment.


  • If your instructor created a Panopto assignment, instructions for creating a Panopto video will be included with the assignment in Blackboard.

For help, contact the IT Help Desk:

CUW:, 262-243-4357.

CUAA:, 734-995-7424.

  • A third-party video recording and storage platform.
  • Content uploaded to YouTube becomes the intellectual property of YouTube.
  • The Online Instructional Design Team manages a CUWAA YouTube account for online courses.
  • Uploading videos to YouTube and sharing link, if user is comfortable using YouTube.
  • For online courses, faculty will work with the instructional designer to determine the best storage method for large files.


Downloadable Guide:

Zooming Along: Best Practices for Teaching Via Zoom

Zooming Along: Best Practices for Teaching via Zoom with Kate Robertson and Susan Gallanis

Dates (All sessions address the same content):

  • Tuesday April 7, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Wednesday April 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Thursday April 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am Central Time

This program focuses on three key areas: the importance of frontloading and intentionality in the Zoom teaching world; engagement and attendance strategies; and the importance of “hitting pause” throughout the class session to give students time to consider what they are learning. We will demonstrate how some of the Zoom tools can be used to address learning goals and incorporate your questions as well.

PowerPoint: Zooming along final

Sample Order for the Day: Order of the day on Zoom

Archived Recording: